October 14, 2009 Contact: Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
U of M Law Student Wins Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship
Diana M. Comes, a second-year student at the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys
School of Law, has been awarded the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship from the
National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). Named for the first woman to serve on
the U.S. Supreme Court, the scholarship honors the core values of O’Connor's life
– scholarship, leadership, and a commitment to public service and equal justice.
Comes will receive the award at a luncheon Thursday at The Peabody as part of the
NAWJ’s annual conference.
“It is an honor to be recognized, and I am thrilled to get to meet Justice O’Connor
at the keynote luncheon,” said Comes. “I hope that by my winning the award, a larger
message will be sent about the quality of our School of Law and about the opportunities
our students are encouraged to take advantage of. I feel very fortunate to have the
mentorship and encouragement that I have both in the law school and in the Memphis
Comes is a member of the University of Memphis Law Review and an executive board member
of the student chapter of the Association for Women Attorneys. She also has received
the Cecil C. Humphreys Fellowship, the Law Alumni Honors Board Scholarship, and the
Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.